Ah, yes I remember the good ol' days of collecting the crystals and the amazing boss battles, I actually think the second was the best out of all of the series. Nowadays the new Bandicoot games are in my opinion, Garbage.
Yes they were.
I've played about two of the ones for the PS2 and got bored.
When I had my PS1, all I really played was Crash and Spyro. lol